Trending Exterior Designs in 2017
These exterior house design trends that started late last year are expected to make big waves this year, some with added modern twists. Check out some of the residential models we’ve compiled to get inspiration from for your next home makeover.
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Exterior House Design Trends
The use of solar power can cut down a household’s electricity bill up to 60 percent. This is a huge savings that many people are unable to take advantage of. It’s because the solar panels and its installation cost a lot, not to mention plain compared to the typical house roofs that are being used. But it will soon change because recently developed solar shingles are polished similar to the usual roofing—functional, protective, and waterproof. In addition, solar power prices have started to decline.
Although neutral colors are still popular, lately, architects and homeowners are exploring other tones other than ivory and cream. If you notice, some houses are using gray and blue paint, though in lighter tones.
Among the exterior house design trends that you will be seeing this year is the use of contrasting colors such as browns and greens, sometimes darker colors but with neutral tints. The advantage of using contrasting colors is it enhances the details of your house.
One-note facades have become passé. Contemporary exterior house design trends are now using stone or brick for accents. For instance, stone wainscoting, brick wall or board-and-batten siding.
Originality is the key. Builders may get some of the designs from other models for inspiration, but they always add twist to it to set their homes apart. One way is opting for bevel design over conventional clapboard.
Another way to personalize your home design without compromising architecture is to add detailing elements. Unique craftsmanship can bring the right balance. Included in such elements are the right color accent, wood details, and gable. These kinds of features are enhanced especially if neutral or wood toned backgrounds are used.
Transom is useful not only for the added luxury touch to homes but also because it sends extra light by letting sun rays pass through the space from above the window. “They can take on any kind of light pattern, which complements the home’s style,” shares Jennifer Dreher, architectural designer at Excovations, a home improvement and remolding company.